With the CDPAP program, consumers have more control over who provides their care and how it is provided. A Medicaid program, the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) provides an alternative way of receiving home care services. For traditional home care services the vendor, or agency, controls training and scheduling of aides. The “consumer” or the family member, friend or guardian directing care performs all these functions usually done by a vendor. Individuals eligible for consumer directed care include those suitable for services provided by a certified home health agency, a long-term home health care (waiver) program, AIDS home care program, or personal care (home attendant).